FRUIT AND VEGETABLES TO HARVEST OR BUY FOR AUGUST…

The National Trust have a great list of fruit and vegetables for August. Heat-loving crops like tomatoes, cucumbers and chilies are in their prime now. Even aubergines and peppers, which are imported to the UK all year round, can be found growing in British greenhouses and veg gardens this month.

Vegetables to harvest or buy include:

  • Aubergines
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Courgettes and summer squash
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Lettuce and other salad leaves
  • Potatoes
  • Peas and mangetout
  • Peppers and chilies
  • Runner beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Spring onions
  • Sweetcorn

Fruit to harvest or buy include:

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Plums
  • Early apple varieties such as ‘Discovery’

Source: National Trust

SIX GREAT CRAFTS ON OFFER TO OCCUPY THE CHILDREN OVER THE HOLIDAYS…

Crafting is big business now and can be a profitable sideline but it also has its health benefits. The four kits I found today are all on offer and could also be a great gift for children to try over the holidays.

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1.The Bath Bombe Craft Kit, which is a great one for the girls, is reduced to £11.99 and has –

  • Everything you need to create 12 bombes
  • Filled with sea-inspired fragrances
  • Super fun for big and little ones!

2. The Russian Doll Painting Craft Kit is also reduced to £24.99 and this one has –

  • The Russian Doll painting kit makes it possible to capture the essence of Russian folklore.
  • The dolls are pre-printed with guidelines.
  • The dolls can then be painted and varnished in a traditional style

3. The Knitting Craft Kit is now only £7.99 and includes –

  • Make your own knitted bag!
  • Comes with 100% pure wool, bamboo needles, a tapestry needle and a button

4. Another very popular one is the Candlemaking Craft Kit which is reduced to £12.99 and includes –

  • Everything you need to make up to 12 candles
  • Includes full step-by-step instructions with clear illustrations
  • Fill your room with a wonderful scent.

5. One I have never heard of before but looks fascinating is the DIY Dream Catcher Kit reduced to just £5.99 –

  • Get your craft on!
  • Make your own colourful dream catcher
  • Super cute bedroom decoration

6. Another Bath Bomb Kit for only £5.99 and includes –

  • Create your own bath bombs
  • Comes with pink and purple colours
  • Great self-care treat

So, get your creative side going with your children over the holidays and maybe start a new hobby in the process.